About Us

Bridging History and Heritage

Welcome to the Vicksburg Civil War Museum, led by visionary owner Charles Pendleton. As the first African American to own a Civil War museum, Pendleton is dedicated to preserving rare artifacts, offering immersive tours, and highlighting Black history within the Civil War era.

Hailing from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Pendleton’s connection to the region’s history runs deep. His passion for curating a comprehensive collection led him to uncover hidden relics that bring the Civil War era to life.

Under Pendleton’s guidance, the museum’s tours offer a captivating journey to the 19th century South. Through interactive displays, visitors gain insight into the diverse experiences of individuals during that time.

Pendleton’s emphasis on African American stories during the Civil War is a hallmark of the museum. By showcasing the bravery and contributions of Black soldiers, freedmen, and abolitionists, he provides a more inclusive historical narrative.

Charles Pendleton’s dedication merges history and inclusivity, creating an experience that resonates with all. The Vicksburg Civil War Museum stands as a testament to his pioneering spirit, redefining how we engage with history and honor heritage. Join us to explore his remarkable journey and gain a new perspective on the past.

Discover the Treasures of Vicksburg

Nestled in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Vicksburg Civil War Museum gleams as a timeless jewel. Amidst the bustle of tourism and riverboat voyages, it beckons history enthusiasts worldwide, inviting them to delve into an era etched in memory.

Charles Pendleton, the visionary curator, infuses life into the museum’s corridors. His curated collection not only unearths relics but also spotlights the stories of the often overlooked: Black soldiers, freedmen, and abolitionists who shaped the Civil War’s course.

Support for these cultural treasures is vital. Museums like this bridge generations, preserving struggles and triumphs. They’re a call to honor our shared past, uniting us across time as once done in the Civil War era.

As you step into the Vicksburg Civil War Museum, let history’s whispers envelop you. Here, the past and present coalesce, guiding us as we march into a future where heritage’s flame endures.

1123 Washington Street, Vicksburg Ms. 39183

Monday - Friday  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday 9 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00PM



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